Toby, a 13 year old bearded collie is the first literacy dog to work in an Isle of Wight school. He recently spent time at Ryde Academy helping to encourage some young people to read.
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An American World War II buff is keen to learn more about wartime Isle of Wight for his World War II newsletter and is also seeking Pen Pals from the Isle of Wight.
Wednesday, 26th October, 2016 12:13pm
By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments
A formal application for a Solent Combined Authority is being submitted to government after all of the councils involved approved the plans.
Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 3:54pm
By Lee Todd with 44 readers' comments
The Executive of the Isle of Wight council has decided to reject the outcome of last week's council vote - enabling them to stay at the Solent Devolution negotiation table so they can hear what deal might be on offer from the Government.
Monday, 24th October, 2016 6:41pm
By Simon Perry with 39 readers' comments
Although full council have voted against the motion, over 70 per cent of those responding to the public consultation voted in favour of moving power and funding to a combined authority. Tonight's Executive Committee will make their decision on the motion to explore the deal further.
Monday, 24th October, 2016 4:50pm
By Sally Perry with 46 readers' comments
The Isle of Wight Conservative councillors, who appear to be in favour of devolution, but would prefer talks to escalate with Hampshire rather than Southampton and Portsmouth, urge the Executive to take note of the recommendation made by 17 members at last week's full council.
Monday, 24th October, 2016 10:17am
By Chris Whitehouse with 21 readers' comments
It struck me there was confusion about what the Solent Devolution vote was actually about this week – in and out of the Chamber. There’s also a chance that it might be overruled next week.
Friday, 21st October, 2016 8:14pm
By Sally Perry with 97 readers' comments
Don't be tricked into paying for online services to renew or make blue badge applications. You can do for free through the government’s blue badge Gov.uk page.
Friday, 21st October, 2016 5:12pm
By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments